I'm so glad that your poem got posted to this forum! I have been communicating with a female soldier who is stationed in Afghanistan. She is a fellow Splitcoaster as well! She posts here sometimes and updates us. She is a Captain and has over 100 soldiers in her batallion. Her post is called Cards for Soldiers. Many have been sending cards to her for the soldiers there to send back home. I have sent many, and hope to send her some more in the future. I copied your post to her. She will like your poem, I'm sure!
God's speed to your brother, and praying that all our men and women can return safely home very soon!